Abstract

The experimental demonstration of a diode-pumped passively mode-locked femtosecond laser based on an Yb3+:CaGdAlO4 single crystal is reported. The oscillator is directly diode pumped by a high-brightness 5 W fiber coupled laser diode, and pulses are produced by use of a semiconductor saturable-absorber mirror. It permits the production of pulses as short as 47 fs at 1050 nm, which are to our knowledge the shortest laser pulses obtained from an oscillator based on Yb3+-doped bulk materials. The average power is 38 mW, and the repetition rate is 109 MHz.

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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Viana, B.

Vivien, D.

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

R. Gaumé, B. Viana, D. Vivien, J. P. Roger, and D. Fournier, Appl. Phys. Lett. 83, 1355 (2003)
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

A. A. Lagatskii, N. V. Kuleshov, V. G. Shcherbitskii, V. F. Kleptsyn, V. P. Mikhailov, V. G. Ostroumov, and G. Huber, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40, 1235 (2004)
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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Gain cross sections for σ and π polarization. β is the population inversion and is linked to the gain cross section by σ gain = β . σ emissi ( 1 β ) σ absorp , where σ emissi and σ absorp are the emission ( β = 1 ) and the absorption ( β = 0 ) cross sections, respectively.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Experimental setup of the femtosecond oscillator plus an extracavity spatial dispersion compensator and a double-pass positive dispersion prism compressor: RoC’s, radii of curvature; OC, output coupler; M1, M2, two dichroic mirrors (high reflection at 1040 nm and high transmission at 980 nm). M3 focuses the laser mode onto the semiconductor mirror.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Spectrum of the mode-locked laser.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Autocorrelation trace for the 47 fs pulses.

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